Acrostic Poetry Contest Semi-Finalists

Acrostic Poems About Poetry, Relationships, And Special Occasions

54 Acrostic Poems About Poetry, Relationships, And Special Occasions

These poems have been selected as semi-finalists for the April 2019 Acrostic Poetry Contest.

Our Editors determine the winning poem based on content, but you can let us know your top poems by rating, sharing, adding to your favorites and commenting on your favorite poems.

Important Dates:

  • Acrostic Poetry Contest, First Prize $50 Amazon.com Gift Card!
  • Submission Deadline is April 25th.
  • Semi-Finalists Published through April 28th.
  • Finalists Announced: April 30th.
  • Winner Announced: May 6

Instructions:

Submit 1 original Acrostic Poem on one of these topics:

  1. What does poetry mean to you? Pick one word (e.g. hope, encouragement, relief, healing, humor, etc.) and write an acrostic about it.
  2. What does a relationship or occasion mean to you? Pick a relationship (e.g mother, grandfather, little sister, best friend, etc.), but NOT the name of a person OR an occasion (e.g birthday, Merry Christmas, wedding, happy anniversary, etc.) and write an acrostic about it.

What we are looking for:

When crafting your poem, keep in mind that we are looking to publish poems that…

  • Follow the rules of the acrostic form. An Acrostic is a poem where the first, middle or last letters of each line spell out a word. (See How To Write An Acrostic Poem and Examples of Acrostic Poems)
  • Have a clear message
  • Are heartfelt
  • Appeal to a wide audience – your poem is more likely to be shared that way

Rules:

  • 1 entry per person.
  • All semi-finalist will be published on our website.
  • Winner will be selected by our Editors and will be notified by Email.

  1. Grandma

    Missing Grandma Acrostic Poem

    in Grandmother Death Poems

    Grandma is one special angel, a
    Really gentle, beautiful soul.
    Angel of God, so pure and whole.
    Never leave me, stay close by.

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    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 86
    • Rating 4.49
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  3. Father

    Acrostic Poem About Father Passing Away

    in Loss of Father Poems

    Forever in my heart,
    Always on my mind.
    Together again we will be, all in God's time.
    Heaven gained another angel the day you left.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 297
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 77
    • Rating 4.42
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    This short poem reflects the feelings of most of the daughters who learned life through love, affection and protection of their fathers.

  4. Hope In A Dream

    • By Adalia Medina
    • Published: April 18, 2019
    Acrostic Poem About Achieving Your Dreams

    in Dream Poems

    Hold onto your dream while mindful of time.
    Optimism required, let your light shine.
    Persistence prevails, while some may cast doubt.
    Expectation desired is what it's about.

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    • Shares 163
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 97
    • Rating 4.29
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  6. Love Stays Hopeful

    • By Katelynn A. Thacker
    • Published: April 15, 2019
    Hope Acrostic Poem During Tough Times

    in Hope Poems

    However many tough things we go through
    Or any regret we can't undo,
    Please know I will be here.
    Even far away, I will still be near.

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    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 11
    • Rating 4.09
  7. Friends

    Friends Acrostic Poem

    in Life Long Friend Poems

    F- Friends are precious gifts
    R- Rare and hard to find
    I- Invisible when life is good
    E- Ever near when your sun doesn't shine

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    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 60
    • Rating 3.98
    Featured Shared Story

    Friends are everything you say in your Acrostic poem Brother John.

    Flowers that we gather along life's highway,
    are friends kept in memory's floral bouquet.
    When you've a good friend you...

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  8. The Poetry Masters

    Acrostic Poem About Famous Poets

    in Acrostic Poems

    This is to all the great Master Poets of art,
    Having the skills, the words, and the smarts.
    Emotions you've captured, the thoughts you provoked.

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    • Stories 4
    • Shares 151
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 84
    • Rating 3.96
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    Thank you, Richard, for taking the time out to comment on my poem. I'm glad you enjoyed it. "How do I love thee?" is my favorite poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. I have enjoyed it for...

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  10. Forgiven

    Forgiven Acrostic Poem

    in Religious Poems

    R emembering days
    E ver so gray.
    S ad with despair.
    T hen Jesus stepped in,

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    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 11
    • Rating 4.55
  11. Graduation

    • By Margaret A. Dworek
    • Published: April 8, 2019
    Graduation Acrostic Poem

    in Graduation Poems

    G is for the Grades that got you here.
    R is for the Recommendations from teaches back there.
    A is for the Attitude you had in class.
    D is for the Determination; your goal was to pass.

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    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 81
    • Rating 4.42
    Featured Shared Story

    I was always told that anything can be taken away from you but your education. How true this is! You can lose your mate, your house, your job, your child, your parents...etc. I was always a...

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  12. Grandmother

    • By Shrabasti Batabyal
    • Published: April 22, 2019
    Grandmother Acrostic Poem

    in Grandmother Poems

    G for the Glamour of her wrinkled, old face.
    R for the way my mind she used to Refresh.
    A for her Anger, which knew no bounds.
    N is how she Nurtured us without a sound.

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    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 95
    • Rating 4.33
  13. Healing Within

    Healing Acrostic Poem After Loved One's Death

    in In Memory Poems

    Happiness is my veil,
    Emptiness in my heart.
    Always carrying you within me,
    Like you never left my side.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 36
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 43
    • Rating 4.28
  14. Best Friends

    True Meaning Of Friendship Acrostic Poem

    in Best Friend Poems

    Friendship is one that
    Relies on trust,
    Instilled between two people
    Eager to share their ups and downs,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 166
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 29
    • Rating 4.17
  15. Motherhood

    Motherhood Acrostic Poem

    in Mother Poems

    M is for Mummy or Mama or Mum.
    O is for Organized. No? It will come!
    T is for Tantrums and Terrible Twos;
    H is for Hurry! A dash for the loos!

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    • Shares 48
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 18
    • Rating 4.17
  16. Glorious Spring

    Spring Acrostic Poem

    in Spring Poems

    Sing the birds; the season has come.
    Prettiest look nature does hold.
    Rejoices the Earth, her color winsome.
    Idyllic her beauty, pretty as gold.

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    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 42
    • Rating 4.14
  17. Summer Time

    Summer Acrostic Poem

    in Summer Poems

    Sun shines on your skin and mine
    Until it sets way after nine.
    Memories made with a cold drink in hand.
    Moments to cherish with feet in the sand.

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    • Shares 193
    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 15
    • Rating 4.13
  18. Father

    • By Taraw-81
    • Published: April 28, 2019
    Lessons From A Father Acrostic Poem

    in Father Poems

    Facing some of the toughest times in life
    Always seem a little easier with someone by your side
    Two has always been better than one.
    He taught me that and taught me how to have fun.

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    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 10
    • Rating 4.10
  19. Escape

    Acrostic Poem About Poetry Being An Escape

    in Acrostic Poems

    Every time a rhyme goes through my mind,
    Something special takes place that I find,
    Creating a place for my soul to dwell,
    Away from the pressure of having to tell

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    • Shares 23
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 31
    • Rating 4.07
  20. My Mother

    Mother Acrostic Poem

    in Mother Poems

    M-My life would be a mess without you.
    O-Of many sacrifices, I can remember you made and ever do.
    T-The selfless love and kindness is an abundant blessing.
    H-Heart of yours as beautiful as the view of a sun rising.

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    • Shares 123
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 33
    • Rating 4.00
  21. Silent Healing

    Healing Acrostic Poem

    in Hope Poems

    How hard it is to heal a broken heart.
    Everything seems so dark,
    And it seems like the stars even lost their spark.
    Loneliness just pulled me apart.

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 16
    • Rating 4.00
  22. My Children Are My World

    Acrostic Poem For My Children

    in Children Poems

    M...y life is good.
    Y...es, I'm glad to be me.

    C...hildren running everywhere,

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    • Votes 8
    • Rating 4.00
  23. Resurrection

    Resurrection Acrostic Poem

    in Easter Poems

    Ridiculed and mocked, nailed to a cross.
    Each of his followers mourning his loss.
    Set down from on high, placed in a cave.
    Unmovable stone in front of his grave.

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    • Votes 24
    • Rating 4.00
  24. My Love

    Acrostic Poem For Someone Special

    in Love Forever Poems

    My heart doesn't belong to me.
    You have its only access key.

    Life is meaningful because of you.

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    • Votes 36
    • Rating 4.00
  25. Finding Relief

    • By Gabriella Acevedo
    • Published: April 28, 2019
    Relief Acrostic Through Writing Poetry

    in Acrostic Poems

    Running away from my troubles I begin to,
    Envy all the others whose
    Lives seem all too easy, but
    I have come to find a resting place, for poetry has become my

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 23
    • Rating 4.00
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    I was certainly touched by this simple yet beautiful poem. It is not propped up with long, clever words, neither does it regress into tear jerking sentiment, but still transmits a powerful...

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  26. My Father

    Father Acrostic Poem

    in Father Child Poems

    F is for Friendly; with him, fun times I share.
    A is for Amazing; his heart is full of compassion and care.
    T is for Truthful; his values have helped me stand tall.
    H is for Helpful; his generosity is valued by all.

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    • Shares 64
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 19
    • Rating 3.90
  27. Marriage

    Marriage Acrostic Poem

    in Love Poems about Marriage

    M is for Making a future that will last.
    A is for Accepting both the present and the past.
    R is for Respect for each other every day.
    R is for Remembering those special things to say.

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    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 9
    • Rating 3.78
  28. Our Soul

    Soul Acrostic Poem

    in Meaningful Poems

    S is the Spark that give us our glow.
    O is for Original, each and every one we know.
    U is for Unique; we never cease to amaze,
    L is the gift of Love to share for always.

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    • Votes 8
    • Rating 3.75
  29. God's Grace

    Grace Acrostic Poem

    in Religious Poems

    G-is for the Gift that God has given to us.
    R-is for the Righteousness he gave to guide us.
    A-is for the Almighty God we love to serve.
    C-is for the Cross he was on that set us free.

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 13
    • Rating 3.69
  30. Life Of A Poet

    Love Of Poetry Acrostic

    in Acrostic Poems

    pen and "P"aper
    poems and qu"O"tes
    writing's th"E" refuge
    tha"T" gives me hope

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    • Votes 18
    • Rating 3.67
  31. You Are God's Glorious Gift!

    • By Lalitha A. Mishra
    • Published: April 26, 2019
    Daughter Acrostic Poem

    in Daughter Poems

    D azzling is your smile; it lights up my way
    A s I go about my mundane chores every day.
    U nfailingly, I look forward to our daily chat.
    G enuine and deep is our bond, I believe that.

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    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 13
    • Rating 4.62
  32. Remember Humanity

    • By Joy Young
    • Published: April 28, 2019
    Relationship Acrostic Poem

    in Meaningful Poems

    "I"n this moment, my heart is open.
    "N"ever before have I felt such powerful emotion.
    It is "N"ow that I realize the true meaning of living.
    It is for being loved, loving, "A"nd also forgiving.

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    • Votes 9
    • Rating 4.22
  33. Humanity

    Acrostic Poem About Humanity

    in Compassion Poems

    Helping even when you're weary
    Understanding other's pain
    Managing to let hurt go
    And forgiving once again

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    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 20
    • Rating 4.20

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